This is one of my favourite desserts. Rice kheer is a rice pudding made with milk, cardamom, and saffron. Its so simple, yet incredibly tasty. You can serve it warm or cold too so its pretty versatile.
I recently read recipe development instructions that stated: “should not include ingredients that are too obscure or aren’t available for the average cook, such as cumin.” Cumin! In a pinch, I’m pretty sure I’ve picked up cumin at 7-11 or the drugstore at midnight (sometimes you need tacos, guys). Living in California with a meyer lemon tree in my yard has probably slanted my perception of what counts as obscure, but surely cumin is common, right?